Performer: Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra; Rosetta Tharpe Writer: Lucky Millinder; William Doggett
Fox Trot with Vocal Chorus.
Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0.
The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames.
A title often used to represent Rosetta Tharpe's career, "Shout, Sister, Shout!" is the name of a Rosetta Tharpe tribute CD, a biography by Gayle Wald, and a Pasadena Playhouse musical from 2017. And it's clear why: her voice is resonant and enthusiastic and the lyrics playful and independent. She sings, "There's a reason for living, a reason for dying/A darn good reason why a woman starts crying/A reason for a mole, a reason for a dimple/But there ain't no reason why a man's so simple."
Rosetta Tharpe's gospel singing and electric guitar playing are hugely influential to rock and roll, but she also helped to blur the lines between spiritual and secular music. Her gospel hit "Strange Things Happening Every Day" topped R&B charts, and she alternated between titles like "I Saw The Light" and "I Want A Tall Skinny Papa" throughout her career.